Mike DeCourcy @TSNMike Updated at 6:24 p.m. ET Updated at 6:24 p.m. ET Watch NCAABNCAA Basketball with fuboTV It’s not entirely clear how much money was covered in the contract Marvin Bagley signed with the shoe manufacturer Puma in advance of the 2018 NBA Draft, although it was billed as the richest since Kevin Durant agreed to endorse Nike products 11 years earlier. Durant signed for $60 million, so Bagley obviously went from a year at Duke into a very exclusive neighborhood. Would he have gone through those same gates had he spent the 2016-17 basketball season with the Erie Bayhawks? MORE: LeBron James-produced ‘Student Athlete’ worthy of an F This is something every high-level basketball prospect will have to consider now that the NBA’s GLeague has announced it will offer $125,000 contracts to players leaving high school if they wish to turn professional immediately. The notion that elite players under the current age limit rules for the NBA’s draft are “forced to go to college” always has been a lie. The G League has been an option for those players who wish to become professional immediately. But the money never has been great. This move will give those actively disinterested… Read full this story
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